SPB speaks about Sankarabharanam

spb Come 2 October Sankarabharanam will be out in digital form.

Says SPB, who sang all songs in it, ‘The number of hours I have spoken about Sankarabharanam over 30 years would run into infinity and this is an epical journey in my career. I still remember the time when the film was shot in Telugu; my brother like filmmaker Viswanath narrated the story to my father at my home. He requested my father to ask me if I could record the songs for this film before other tracks. During that time, I was recording for around 4-5 songs a day’.

‘When Viswanath wanted me to croon the numbers, I openly confessed that Im not expert in classical genre and someone else than me would do complete justice.’

Sankarabharanam despite being a Telugu film was the first of its kind movie to have a successful run in many theatres of Tamilnadu for a year, he says and adds, ‘The film was later dubbed in Malayalam, but the original Telugu songs were retained and the remake in Hindi was indeed more successful.’

Moreover, Balasubrahmanyam rejoices over the cherishing memory of Sankarabharanam as the film gained him the first National award. The film also won several National awards for playback singer Vani Jayaram, music director K V Mahadevan and Best Regional Award for Indira Gandhi National Integration.